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What's your "never buy" gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Meowhead, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. MagnunJoe

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    I'm shocked tha management has not closed and locked this thread.
     
  2. jimbo555

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    Kel-tec p-11,me and keltec couldn't make it reliable.
     
  3. Gun Master

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    Well, buzzzzzz ! Stay shocked, and let the thread roll on ! Apparently, SEVERAL OTHERS do like the thread. Do you have something against free speech ?
     
  4. Gun Master

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    Reply meant for MagnunJoe.
     
  5. barnbwt

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    "What's your "never buy" gun?"
    A fancy, custom 1911, a 3000$ run 'o the mill Python, anything new from H und K, und a SCAR.

    Now the mods can shut 'er down :p

    I don't understand the hate for beater guns; folks just press them into roles they weren't intended for. No, that Lorcin will not stand up to weekly practice and the travails of daily carry, nor should you expect it to. It was bought to probably function when needed, and mostly to provide a deterrent against someone who would throttle you for certain if you had no gun at all. No, that Taurus will not have left the factory with acceptable quality control oversight. You're wrong to expect it to, since you weren't willing to pay for the QC at time of sale, so now you have to pick up the slack by identifying issues at time of sale or fixing them after the fact. If you want a gun with a better guarantee for hassle-free operation off the bat, you have to pay for one.

    And you still may be unlucky and get a S&W with the wrong number of flutes cut in the cylinder :D. But, you are less likely to have a gun you are unhappy with.

    TCB

    *Mods, please don't actually shut 'er down.
     
  6. Cokeman

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    Here's your gun. :neener:

    pink-savage-rascal-22-rifle-unicorn.jpg
     
  7. bromdenlong

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    Cokeman, I think I'm in love. How well does she shoot? What is she chambered for?
     
  8. On An Island

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    Does that thing have a "hello kitty" on the other side? :scrutiny:
     
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    With 71 pages and still going, that's a lot of guns and opinions. It'd be interesting to see which gun came out on top or would that be on the bottom? Anyone interested in counting it up?

    Anyone. . . ? :p
     
  10. Cokeman

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    You'll have to ask ForumSurfer. It's his gun.
     
  11. TennJed

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    When he dies and the company/guns are no longer his, will you reconsider ?

    Oh Wait...............
     
  12. allin

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    Got a reasonable collection already. Not sure at all that I would rate anything "never buy". Can't always tell what will "scratch your itch" in the future.
    Just sayin
     
  13. g_one

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    Just my personal opinions, not saying these guns shouldn't be around or that others shouldn't buy them, but you'll never catch me with one:

    Anything polished to a mirror finish
    Anything single shot
    Any .410 revolver (really anything in .410 but revolvers especially)
    Any handgun without a thumb button mag release
    Any handgun in something stronger than .44 mag
    Anything in .50 BMG
    S&W Semi Autos (love S&W revolvers though)
     
  14. Devilfrog

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    Not too many I don't want, but anything Taurus or Glock won't be in my collection anytime soon :D
     
  15. AZ Desertrat

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    Won't buy a Kahr, High Point, Taurus or any featherweight snubby. I do wonder why so much hate on Ruger....I own 5 Rugers....2 long guns, and 3 revolvers. My 28ga. Red Label had a firing pin spring problem....they had it two weeks...sent it back working better than it ever did...my .44 SBH had a barrel that was put in slighly cocked...had it a week...put in new barrel, new cylinder...etc..Best customer service I have ever dealt with....and I own two Glocks...G19 and G20...NEVER a problem...
     
  16. RetiredUSNChief

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    I think a significant issue with many people when it comes to Rugers was Bill Ruger's letter to Congress in 1989:

    "The best way to address the firepower concern is therefore not to try to outlaw or license many millions of older and perfectly legitimate firearms (which would be a licensing effort of staggering proportions) but to prohibit the possession of high capacity magazines. By a simple, complete and unequivocal ban on large capacity magazines, all the difficulty of defining 'assault rifle' and 'semi-automatic rifles' is eliminated. The large capacity magazine itself, separate or attached to the firearm, becomes the prohibited item. A single amendment to Federal firearms laws could effectively implement these objectives."

    To say he thoroughly ****ed off a huge segment of firearms owners would be putting it mildly. And his influence on SAMMI for this same issue wasn't much appreciated, either.

    There are still people today who won't buy a Ruger product because of this. Not even on of their (few) weapons which have large capacity magazines.
     
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    30-06 of any kind! I have seen to much game lost to that caliber.

    Machine gun pistols! Not my thing but to each their own that's why we have a second amendment!
     
  18. RetiredUSNChief

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    Heh!

    Perchance this round shouldn't be used on squirrel and rabbit, then...

    :neener:
     
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    Never nerved Never Again Buy a Beretta nano 9mm. Piece of junk!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Scrubber3

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    Ruger auto pistols and the 10-22(wheel guns are okay, I still prefer S&W), hi-point, Lorsin, Jennings, taurus, kel-tec(though the pmr-30 has caught my attention, dpms(garbage), bushmaster(garbage), r-guns(garbage), charter arms, .50AE pistols, doubletap pistols, rock river, rock island(the last 2 because the price point has gotten above the value of the gun as they started out as low cost alternatives. The price went up, but quality didn't), and anything less than 9mm for defensive purposes. There are a few more, but I cannot think of them now.

    Yes, I am a gun snob. I assure you that I have my reasons though. Since I am an RSO, trainer, and have worked with some local gun shops on the weekends, I have a chance to see how these guns do on a regular. No, I do not have a large bank account, but I do believe in investing in quality guns or anything else for that matter. I strongly believe that when I call upon my gun to do its job, it should do so without fail no matter the situation. I just don't believe on skimping on something that I count on to save my life or the life of someone I love should the need arise.

    Nothing wrong with a gun that works for you if that's your choice. I won't try and change anyone's mind as my reasons for not owning certain guns are because of my own personal experiences. If you like a gun that I won't buy, drive on. I'm sure that gun is doing its job for you just fine.
     
  21. BigG

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    Why all the hate on Ruger? Read this:
    Every gun owner should know Ruger's position on magazines.
     
  22. Hunter125

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    And every gun owner should also realize that the man who wrote that letter is dead and no longer runs the company, which, if you haven't noticed, is turning out some new, high quality, made in America, and yes, some high capacity firearms.

    I'm amazed at the people who hold a grudge against a company as a whole for something one man said nearly three decades ago.
     
  23. RetiredUSNChief

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    ^^^^

    It is amazing...but people have long memories. At least, some people do.

    Ruger's current leadership doesn't seem to harken to any gun control measures, though I've not found anything online which presents a viewpoint counter to Bill Ruger's.

    Be that as it may.


    I have a long memory for things, too. Like Toshiba. I could care less what Toshiba sells or how good their electronic products are, it will be a cold day in Hades before I'll ever by anything of theirs. I don't care if they come out with a free laptop that eats data and cr*ps gold.

    Why?

    Because back in the 80's, Toshiba Machine sold top secret U.S. submarine screw technology to the Soviet Union (submarine sound deadening stealth technology). (A submarine screw is the propeller that drives the ship.)

    As a former submariner, I'm not about to forget that. I don't care how much the company has changed since then.


    There are many people out there who feel just as strongly about a company which did what Ruger did, and I don't blame them.


    Sure, it may be water under the bridge now, what with Bill Ruger being dead and all. But I won't gainsay the feelings and commitment of those who choose never to forget. Maybe having a strong cadre of such folks will serve to keep Ruger in line for the foreseeable future.
     
  24. SniperJon

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    I inherited a couple Rohm revolvers, practically couldn't give them away after firing them, worst tolerances, accuracy and finish of any firearm I've ever handled
     
  25. Gun Master

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    Never Buy Gun

    I've seen many posts re: Hi-Point Autoloaders, some positive, some negative. Has anyone noticed the grip frame profile of some of the latest Walther pistols (and others), that appear much like the lower priced Hi-Point ? Mmmmm, very interesting !:cool:
     
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